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Slot Machine Told Her She Won $2.5M. Casino Said No
Slot Machine Told
Her She Won $2.5M.
Casino Said No

Slot Machine Told Her She Won $2.5M. Casino Said No

Lawyer says he will file legal complaints against Bally's in Atlantic City

(Newser) - During a trip to Bally's Casino in Atlantic City at the end of February, Roney Beal says she'd put hundreds of dollars into a Wheel of Fortune slot machine when it suddenly "went off, says, 'you're a winner' and gold coins popped out." The...

Atlantic City Mayor, Wife Charged With Abusing Daughter

Counts include endangering the welfare of a child

(Newser) - Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and his wife, La'Quetta, were charged Monday with abusing and assaulting their teenage daughter on multiple occasions, including hitting her in the head with a broom and knocking her unconscious. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said it filed charges against both parents of...

Atlantic City Casinos Could Face Summer With No Beach

It was supposed to be replenished last year

(Newser) - The ocean and beaches have always been a part of Atlantic City's identity: from salt water taffy to Miss America bathing beauties to the name of the place itself, the city has been marketed as a place to have fun by the sea. But there is a little too...

Backers of Ban at Casinos Blow Smoke at Legislators

Demonstrators say they wanted officials to know what secondhand smoke at work is like

(Newser) - With prospects for a smoking ban in Atlantic City's casinos looking hazier than ever, workers who want smoking banned took matters into their own hands, lips, and lungs on Thursday. Members of the United Auto Workers union disrupted a meeting of a state Assembly committee that had been scheduled...

Cops: Man Took Truck for Unusually Long Test Drive

He was arrested inside an Atlantic City casino, 40 miles away from the dealership

(Newser) - A New Jersey man who apparently gambled on not getting caught took a new pickup truck for a test drive and was arrested at a casino almost 40 miles away. Police in Stafford Township say Jason DeAngelo, 47, took a 2023 white GMC Sierra from a dealership around 11am Saturday...

A Boardwalk Landmark Is Shutting Down

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum in Atlantic City will close Dec. 31

(Newser) - Believe it or not, an iconic part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk is closing soon. The Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum said Thursday that it will close on Dec. 31 after more than 26 years of tempting Boardwalk strollers with oddities including shrunken heads, mutant animals and models...

Plane 'Encountered' Bird, Burst Into Flames at Takeoff

Spirit Airlines passengers and crew are fine after bird strike Saturday evening

(Newser) - Everyone says the hard part is landing. Well, some people say the hard part is the time spent shoeless in the TSA line. But nobody ever says the hard part is when you’re almost off the ground when a bird strikes the planes engine, which catches fire, ends your...

Trump Plaza Is No More
Trump Plaza
Is No More

Trump Plaza Is No More

It's the 'end of a not-so-great era' in Atlantic City

(Newser) - Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has disappeared in a cloud of dust. The gutted casino came down in a planned implosion in Atlantic City, NJ, on Wednesday morning, with the New York Times quipping, "It was not the biggest or the best implosion ever." Still, there was "...

Billionaire Halts Trump Casino's Dynamite Auction

Atlantic City building will still be demolished, though

(Newser) - Well, never mind. The Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, will still be dynamited, but you won't be able to bid for the chance to do the honors. The city was planning to auction off the chance to press the button for the demolition, but now...

City Is Auctioning Chance to Dynamite Trump Plaza

Funds will benefit Atlantic City charity

(Newser) - Part of President Trump's former empire is going to come crashing down next month—and Atlantic City wants to use the moment to raise money for a good cause. The former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino is being dynamited on Jan. 29, and the city is auctioning off the...

Waze Directs Jersey Gamblers Into Wilderness

New Jersey police have a warning for those headed to Atlantic City's Borgata casino

(Newser) - An ad in the Waze navigation app is misdirecting motorists headed to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa into the wilderness of New Jersey's Pine Barrens, police said. Jackson Township police posted on Facebook that officers in recent weeks have had to help motorists who followed the...

Mayor, Councilman Brawl in Parking Lot Video

Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam was in the melee

(Newser) - The mayor of Atlantic City was caught on video brawling outside a casino earlier this month—and now video of the brawl is online, ABC News reports. The Nov. 11 melee involved Mayor Frank Gilliam, a town councilman, and five other people in a parking lot beside the Golden Nugget...

Jon Gosselin's 'Blessing' Involves Stripping

'Being a part of something is a blessing,' he says of new gig

(Newser) - "Being a part of something is a blessing," former reality TV star Jon Gosselin tells Entertainment Tonight . The "something" he's referring to is a group of people, but not the one he originally became famous for. The 39-year-old confirms that he'll be stripping in Atlantic...

Teens' Street Fight Ends in ... a Viral Handshake

Ibn Ali Miller is sad more people don't step in like he did in scuffle between boys

(Newser) - Ibn Ali Miller is distressed. Not because he was able to talk down two teens who were involved in an Atlantic City street fight, nor because the Facebook video of him doing so has now gone viral—and definitely not because LeBron James acknowledged him on Twitter for what people...

10 Unfriendliest Cities in the US
10 Unfriendliest
Cities in the US

10 Unfriendliest Cities in the US

Who knew Delaware was so mean?

(Newser) - Planning an end-of-summer vacation? Better stay away from these US cities, apparently the kinds of places where locals will give you bad directions, then steal your wallet. Condé Nast Traveler asked travelers to rate the "friendliness" of US cities for its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards and received 128,000...

10 US Cities Losing the Most Jobs

Sorry, Atlantic City

(Newser) - More bad news for Atlantic City: It's losing more jobs than any other US city, based on employment declines from June 2012 to June 2016, per 24/7 Wall St . The 10 cities that have lost the most jobs, plus their employment declines:

Trump Taj Mahal Is Shutting Down

Striking workers blame owner Carl Icahn

(Newser) - The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City is closing down for good—two years after Donald Trump sued to get his name off the casino because its "appalling condition" was wrecking his brand. The casino is now owned by billionaire Carl Icahn and operated by his Tropicana Entertainment company,...

Attempt to Ditch Fake Poker Chips Backfires Hilariously

He flushes them, clogs casino pipes, is going to prison

(Newser) - A poker player is going to prison for bringing millions of dollars in counterfeit chips to a tournament and then breaking the plumbing when he flushed them down a toilet to hide the evidence. A judge on Thursday sentenced Christian Lusardi to five years in prison. Lusardi also must pay...

Casino to Gamblers: You Owe Us $1.5M

Golden Nugget casino says mini-baccarat cards were unshuffled

(Newser) - So you failed to unshuffle the deck—why is that our problem? That's essentially what a group of 14 gamblers are arguing in an effort to retain $1.5 million they won at an Atlantic City casino in 2012, the AP reports. They filed a motion yesterday in an...

Christie: I'm Taking Over Atlantic City

Crumbling casino town is in 'enormous hole'

(Newser) - This is why New Jersey can't have nice casino towns: financial woes, and Atlantic City's are so dire that Gov. Chris Christie has issued a state takeover of the city of 40,000, reports . "I can't wait any longer," said Christie today in...

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